Many millions of dollars are spent on tools and outfitting home or other workshops each year. Whether you are an amateur woodworker or building cabinets and furniture professionally, purchasing quality tools at a reasonable price is always welcomed. Grizzly Tools is a national mail order, Internet sales and retail company whose business model is to offer hundreds of high quality tools for sale at competitive prices.
Grizzly Tools buys their merchandise in large quantities and then offers it for sale directly to users of their tool offerings, allowing them to bypass any traditional dealers and passing the resulting savings on to their customers. Grizzly’s machines have won various awards and recognitions for their quality and value. The company stocks over a million parts in their parts departments, making it one of the most complete in the industry. Grizzly tools in-house department for technical documentation has received recognition by several industry magazines as having some of the best manual in the business.
Another leading Internet, retail and mail order tool company is Northern Tools. Their offerings include tools and woodworking materials or equipment in addition to heaters and stoves, trailer parts, pressure washers and grounds maintenance equipment and tools, generators and portable generators. Builders, woodworkers and hobby carpenters can find over 30,000 products on the Northern Tool and Equipment website and the company guarantees their customers the lowest prices. Check out their 63 categories of products and see for yourself what they have to offer.
Some truly effective tools the workshop owner needs to shop for among these companies and other tool sellers are the Kreg jig or a pocket hole jig. These tools are invaluable in solving the very common problem of how to join wood pieces together quickly so that they are durable and look great. About twenty years ago a man names Craig Sommerfeld set about solving this problem himself. He was building some kitchen cabinets and did not want to make unattractive holes in the face frames of the cabinets by nailing through them. This tool and die maker created his own metal guide which allowed him to install screws at an angle into some hidden pockets in the frame. This created very effective and strong joinery while leaving no exposed nails or screws.
Sommerfeld took his “Craig’s Jig” to trade shows where he developed quite a following and widespread approval among woodworkers of what came to be officially named the Kreg jig. After launching the Kreg Tool Company, it has become the industry’s leader in pocket hole technology produce with this jig. This technology’s simplicity is most likely the key source of its success. All a woodworker has to do is to angle a screw into one piece of wood through a pilot hole and allow it to “bite” into the adjoining wood, thereby pulling the two pieces together firmly so the glue can dry. No clamps are needed because the screws themselves become permanent clamps. Dowels are also no longer needed through this technique. The advantages to the builder of this Kreg joint are many: It requires a pilot hole in one piece only, aligns without fuss, makes a virtually seamless joint, and is done extremely quickly compared to all the previous clamping and gluing that was needed.
Grizzly Tools – Kreg Jig Quality And Value
The speed of creating this type of joinery is attractive to woodworkers in home shops and professional production shops alike. Newcomers to the technique can begin applying it in their constructions with a reasonable initial investment through purchasing any one of three Kreg Jig tools that are manually operated. These are:
• Mini-Kreg JigR
• Rocket TM JigR
• K3 Kreg JigR
For experienced woodworkers and professional shops who want even greater speed and efficiency, there is the Foreman semi-automatic machine and the Pro Series fully automatic machines that drill thousands of holes quickly and painlessly.
The Kreg Company today has over eight jig kits and pocket hole kits available to woodworkers. They also have several precision measuring tools in their offerings. Some of their popular Kreg jig tools are:
• Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole SystemR
• Kreg R3 Pocket Hole SystemR
• Kreg DB 110 Foreman ¾ HP Electric Semi-Automatic Pocket Hole MachineR
• Kreg K3MS K3 Master Pocket Hole Jig SystemR
Made in the United States, this Iowa-based company covers their jig purchases with a 90 day guarantee of 100% satisfaction or the purchaser can return it within that time period for a complete refund, minus a processing fee and shipping. Additionally, the steel guides for the drill have a lifetime guarantee.
Grizzly Tools Reviews:
In summarizing 35 reviews from customers who have used a Kreg jig, 32 rate their products with five stars and 3 with four stars. These Kreg jigs rated extremely high in overall customer satisfaction. Some of the many positive statements about Kreg products include:
• “…used the Kreg Jig K4 last weekend to put together 16 dust frames for a captains bed…total assembly time was less than three hours.”
• “simple, fast and accurate”
• “…amazed with how quick and easy it was to set up and use”
• “Brand new to woodworking … this Kreg jig will bolster your self-confidence.”
• “…creates tight, professional looking joints with minimal effort.”
• “My Kreg jig is one of the most important tools in my shop.”
• “My purchase was justified at twice the price.”
The combination of good wood working tools purchased at great prices will help all carpenters and cabinet makers to add to their workshops and make creating cabinets and furniture easier and more fun.
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